The world’s biggest emitter decided to take some serious climate action – and in the process renewed our hope that we will beat the climate crisis. Source: The YEARS Project: We Can Solve This video Ten years ago, the idea that...
In a few days, Ontarians will be going to the polls to elect their next government. And following a trend started by the Liberal Party in the last federal election (October 2015), climate-related issues have been an important component...
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said repeatedly that his climate plan will eventually wean Canada off its dependence on fossil fuels. But first we need the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline to get Alberta oil to new markets according...
Public opinion on climate change has shifted. Politicians who continue to ignore this issue do so at their own peril. In this post-Paris Agreement era, the climate and the ballot booth must go together. The climate may very well...
As 2017 draws to a close and flips into 2018, a short pause to reflect on my work as a climate activist and blogger is an unavoidable exercise. As usual, there are a lot more questions than answers. Are...
The call for a price on carbon as the key policy driver for reducing our carbon footprint is heard far and wide.  My co-editor at Below2°C and I actually met several years ago while lobbying the federal government for...
From October 21-24, 2017, Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) Canada members will be in Ottawa lobbying their MPs and Senators. We will present 5 simple steps to improve Canada’s carbon pricing policy. Below2°C's Ken Johnson and Rolly Montpellier will be...
I'm pleased to welcome Member of Parliament Charlie Angus as a contributor to Below2C. In his article, MP Angus emphasizes Canada's need for a national carbon council. The article is republished with his permission. (Rolly Montpellier, Editor) Canadians want action on...
The following open letter to the Trudeau Government is important for five reasons: Members of Parliament (MPs) have asked for it; Open letters are an effective tool in the democratic process; Now is a good time to help shape...
Source: YouTube Standard Licence, Published April 3, 2017 Carbon Pricing Saga The great Canadian carbon pricing saga started in the fall of 2016 when Prime Minister Trudeau delivered a surprise speech on pricing carbon pollution in the House of Commons. Trudeau’s announcement established...